International Retinal Research Foundation
Providing financial support for vision research.
Postdoctoral Scholar Awards – $35,000 for One Year — Submission Deadline: March 15, 2023
Regular Grants – Up to $100,000 Per Year, Two Year Maximum — Submission Deadline: May 15, 2023
Download forms: HERE. Questions or request for information should be forwarded to Sandra Blackwood either by email, [email protected] by phone, 205-325-8103, or by writing to Sandra Blackwood, Executive Director, The International Retinal Research Foundation, Inc., 1720 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233
Current IRRF-Funded Research
The IRRF Board of Directors approves up to two years of funding for eight grantees. Below are the current awardees.
IRRF Announces New Partnership Initiatives Providing Sustained Research Funding:
The post-pandemic economy has resulted in funding partnership opportunities that leverage the power of matching grants from more than one source. The International Retinal Research Foundation is pleased to announce new partnerships that will provide research funding over the next three years.
The main mission of the Retina Society is to advance knowledge and education in the field of retina. Consistent with that mission, the Retina Society
The Robert Machemer Foundation and the IRRF have collaborated to establish the Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship, that will provide
IRRF Featured News
Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, M.P.H. Johns Hopkins Medicine TITLE OF PROJECT: Development of a Novel Technology to Connect Patients with Vision Loss: The Low Vision Connect
Dr. Martins is an IRRF-Funded scientist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is an Assistant Professor. His funded project, Smc1 and the Cohesin Complex in Retinal Development and Disease: A New Mouse Model of Photoreceptor Degeneration, has resulted in a published paper in Developmental Biology, “N-myc regulates growth and fiber cell differentiation in lens development.”